Jenni Blong, sometimes credited as Jeni Blong or Jenny Blong, is an actress who has worked in American film, television, and theater. She has guest starred in a variety of television series, including Big Love, True Blood, Lost, The Booth at the End, and Fringe. She has also had small roles in the films Cry-Baby, 200 Cigarettes, S1m0ne, and Finding Amanda.
|Other names||Jeni Blong, Jenny Blong|
|Spouse(s)||John Livingston (brother of Ron Livingston, married as of October 2007)|
In 1998, Blong appeared as Honey in New Century Theatre's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The Daily Hampshire Gazette praised the actress, writing that "although her portrayal is occasionally too mannered, over all, [she] does well portraying Honey as a fragile simp with a dirty secret." Also in 1998, Blong starred as Ophelia in The Circle Hamlet, an interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. It was the first production by new theater company Public Domain.
Television and filmEdit
Beginning in 1999, Blong has done guest starring, single appearances in a number of American television series, including NYPD Blue, The Guardian, The District, Cold Case, 24, ER, and Ghost Whisperer. Blong received a major role in the HBO drama series Big Love as Evie, for which she appeared in five episodes. Over a four year period, starting in 2008, Blong played Michelle Stackhouse in another HBO series, True Blood. She also appeared in a 2010 episode of the television series Lost.
In the 2010 episode "Peter" of the science fiction series Fringe, Blong guest starred as Dr. Carla Warren, the tragic lab assistant of Walter Bishop (John Noble). She returned in the 2012 episode, "Black Blotter", as a hallucination of Walter's. Den of Geek called her performance "striking" and "undoubtedly sexy, but cold in a decidedly powerful way,"
Since 2011 Blong has portrayed waitress Doris in the first and second seasons of the science fiction drama series The Booth at the End. The Huffington Post was pleased that she returned for the second season, writing that she played the role "promisingly." Series creator Christopher Kubasik believed that Blong "has one of the hardest jobs in that show because basically her little scenes are these little quick quirky blackout sessions with almost no substance of clarity about what’s going on underneath. Everything is implied and everything that’s implied is only suggestion. It’s that vague. And she rocked the house every time and I will be grateful forever for her."
|1998||The Census Taker||Brenda||Short|
|1999||200 Cigarettes||Cheryl's Friend||Film|
|Angel||Young Woman||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "In the Dark"
|2000||NYPD Blue||Julianne Maurice||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Stressed for Success"
|Strong Medicine||Tina||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Second Look"
|2002||Recipe for Disaster||Bonnie||TV film|
|The Guardian||Susan Muter||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Causality"
|For the People||Stacey||Television series|
|2003||The District||Tanya Dunsmore||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Back in the Saddle"
|The Agency||William Yun's Fiancee||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Our Man in Washington"
|Cold Case||Nicole||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Our Boy Is Back"
|Coyote Waits (2004 TV Show) Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries, S1:E2||Ava Walker||Television movie|
|2004||24||Susan Cole||Television series|
Guest star, episodes: "Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m." and "Day 3: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m."
|Century City||Anni||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Without a Tracer"
|Six Feet Under||Pregnant Woman in Elevator||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Untitled"
|Eyes||Barbara Steele||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Whistleblower"
|2007–2011||Big Love||Evie||Television series|
|2008–2012||True Blood||Michelle Stackhouse||Television series|
|2009||ER||Elaine Griswold||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "T-Minus-6"
|Labor Pains||Pregnant Soccer Mom #1||Film|
|Ghost Whisperer||Linda Miller||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Lost in the Shadows"
|Lie to Me||Mrs. Jackson||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "Tractor Man"
Guest star, episode: "What Kate Does"
|Justified||Molly Tucker||Television series|
Guest star, episode: "The Hammer"
|2010–2012||Fringe||Dr. Carla Warren||Television series|
|2011–2012||The Booth at the End||Doris||Television series|
- "Actor John Livingston Wife Jenny Blong and Actor Ron Livingston". Getty Images. October 19, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Jeni Blong". AOL TV. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "200 Cigarettes: Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "NCT delivers a full-tilt brawl". Daily Hampshire Gazette. July 13, 1998. Retrieved January 3, 2013. (subscription required)
- Bruckner, J.R. (October 7, 1998). "Theater Review; To Be, or Whatever, in a Shakespearean Fracas". The New York Times. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Jenni Blong: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- Stafford, Nikki (2010). Finding Lost, Season 6: The Unofficial Guide. Toronto: ECW Press.
- Ng, Philiana (April 1, 2010). "'Fringe' spring premiere: Peter's origin explained". Zap2It. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- Grifter, Billy (December 17, 2012). "Fringe season 5 episode 9 review: Black Blotter". Den of Geek. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- Robinson, Bill (August 6, 2012). "The New Twilight Zone: Booth at the End's Season 2 Launches". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- Peterman, Mindy (August 11, 2011). "An Interview with The Booth At the End 's Christopher Kubasik". The Morton Report. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Overview for Jenni Blong". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Coyote Waits". PBS. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Music Within". Film2Go.com. Retrieved January 3, 2013.